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Like charity, I believe glamour should begin at home.

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.

Looking back across the years, so many pictures flash on the screen of my memory that just as I begin to see one clearly, another slides in, blotting out the first, itself to be pushed aside by the next and the next and the next.

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.

Many instances exist of small children who seem to remember and describe their previous life in another body, another place, and with other people. These memories emerge usually shortly after these children begin to talk.

Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.

Most of us can't even begin to imagine.

Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.

My books always begin with a sentence and an image - not necessarily connected.

My wife - to-be and I went to see my father. Only he could answer the two questions before us: Shall we get married now? Shall I begin the practice of law, or continue being the successful wine salesman I had become, working my way through law school?

No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.

No man can ever end with being superior who will not begin with being inferior.

No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.

Nobody understood The Reoccurring Dream, but after September 11, when we were coerced to do a national duty and go out and shop, surely people could begin to see what I was getting at.

Nor do we begin to have a clear appreciation of what the increase in consumption of alcoholic beverages in wartime means in increased risk, and in loss of efficiency to the fighting and working forces of the country.

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

Now, when I came on to Washington to begin my job, I was so interested in photography at that time that I really would have preferred to work with Stryker than with my department, which was more artistic if you wish.

October is a fine and dangerous season in America. a wonderful time to begin anything at all. You go to college, and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful.


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